Portlethen Skip Hire

If you are looking for affordable skip hire in Portlethen, you are definitely in the right place. We employ a network of regional and countrywide skip hire companies to offer a reliable and efficient service to both residential and business clients.

Our company offers a total selection of sizes perfect for all waste disposal needs. From the 2 cubic yard mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard bin, not forgetting our collection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.

We provide skips throughout Portlethen and the nearby towns and villages. If you are ordering a skip positioned on private property (like a driveway), we can generally organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be dropped on the highway require a little bit longer, as we will need to purchase a permit from the local council.

Using our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Portlethen.

To get more information regarding hiring a skip or the services we offer, we have addressed several of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you need? Speak to a member of our team who will gladly help.

Portlethen Skip Hire FAQs

Is it ok to load up the skip above level load mark?

It is vital to never overfill your skip. You can not pass the level load line shown along the side of the skip. If the skip is overloaded, it is very hazardous to move. Which means that when you overfill the skip, you may be required to take off the excess waste. Regardless of how safe you believe the skip to be, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. This is dangerous and is therefore prohibited.

What waste can I put in the skip?

You may use a skip to discard many different waste types. We are used to collecting and processing a wide variety of items generated from building jobs, garden projects and house clearances. Examples of permitted waste types can include:

  • Furniture
  • Garden cuttings
  • Soil
  • Hardcore
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Many waste types are generally permitted, therefore whether you want to dispose of furniture, plastic materials, wood or fabric, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and items you put in the skip can vary depending on the size skip you have ordered. Skips have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you need to discard top soil and concrete, as an example, the largest size you will be able to use would be the 8 yard skip.

Are there any items that I can’t throw in the skip?

There are a few materials which you are not allowed to dispose of in your skip. The main reason for this is that some items include hazardous components that may damage the environment. They can also be harmful to human health, so they have to be discarded separately within UK laws.

Examples of the products which are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer monitors
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Do I need to be at home when my skip is due to be delivered?

It usually is a good idea to be available when anyone delivers anything to your house. You can then make sure there is sufficient access for your delivery, and the skip can be positioned exactly where you want it.

The same thing goes if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.

However, when it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you do not need to be there when the skip is delivered.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

Nearly all containers can be delivered with a drop door, making them easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you want a skip which has a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and then we can do our very best to accommodate.

A skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the container, especially with heavy materials, like soil and concrete, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky objects, such as furniture.

What is a builder’s skip?

The name builders skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. They are the largest skips that can be hired to get rid of weighty building waste such as rock, bricks, rubble or clay.

The builders skip is perfect for a variety of tasks. Whether you are having an extension built, renovating your bathroom or cleaning out your garage, these substantial containers are often the most affordable option available.

How do I hire a skip in Portlethen?

This is the easy part. First, select the skip size you want to hire. Let us know whether the skip will be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or local authority property (such as the street). After that, pick the date you want the skip to be delivered. Confirm your order details and make payment using our secure online payment platform. Job done! We will deliver your chosen skip to Portlethen on the date you have selected.

What skip sizes can you supply?

We are able to supply a full range of skip sizes to match your particular requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip perfect for modest DIY tasks and domestic clearances. A common choice for more substantial jobs, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

For Portlethen companies which generate a large volume of bulky waste, we can supply RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you require help deciding on which skip size you require, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.

Am I able to get rid of electronic products in my skip?

Electrical objects such as TVs, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and washing machines are classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore can not be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electrical goods should be separated from other materials. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.

What is the cost of skip hire in Portlethen?

The cost of getting a skip in Portlethen depends on the size of skip you need. The cheapest skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you require a bigger skip, like an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The price will also be more if you want to have the skip on the highway, because you will require a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

What size is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size available from skip firms and is designed for small DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which will hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some skip firms will provide a 3 yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which may be a little confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not will not make any difference.

How large is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container that can be used to get rid of huge amounts of waste. In the majority of cases, these type of skips are hired for business applications. However, household clients may also use them. You will need to consider the space they occupy, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be utilised for lightweight waste like paper, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of soil and rubble.

Do I require approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Portlethen?

In the majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you want your skip to be located on land outside of your business or home, you have got to obtain authorisation from the local authority in Portlethen, which is known as a skip permit. If necessary, we would be happy to arrange this on your behalf, therefore it’s one less thing to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for your skip permit, plus you should be aware before placing your order that getting the permit can often take up to two working days.

Who will deliver my skip?

As we provide a UK-wide waste management service, we utilise a diverse network of verified and approved companies. These include small family-run skip hire firms to national waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to make sure they match our high customer service and environmental requirements.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

Once your skip is ordered, we will do our very best to deliver it for you on a date that best suits you. We will usually offer a following day delivery service for orders made prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, since to go on public property (for example a road), you need to get a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to many factors that can impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can anticipate it turning up in a AM or PM slot.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

Our standard hire period will be 2 weeks from your delivery date. Having said that, at the time you order your skip, you can choose a collection date that is perfect for you. Obviously, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. Therefore, if the skip is finished with earlier than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it picked up as soon as possible.

We can usually complete collections within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that this is not always the case during busy times. Once collected, the skip will be transported to your local waste transfer station, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

Do you deliver skips across Kincardineshire?

Yes. We can deliver skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management companies, we can provide skips to domestic and commercial customers throughout Kincardineshire and elsewhere within the UK.

What happens to the waste?

When your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be transported to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into the various waste materials, like timber, metals, paper, etc. This ensures that the maximum amount of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

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